2024 Pitch Judge

Hirofumi KAIDA

Hirofumi KAIDA

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Mr. Hirofumi Kaida, Senior Advisor of Sales Department, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company. He has been involved in sales of telecommunication services and IT infrastructure construction for about 30 years at KDDI, a major telecommunication provider in Japan. He has also been involved in data center operations to service providers in Tokyo, London, and Frankfurt. Using his skills, he supports the implementation of digital transformation (DX) for companies in Okinawa Prefecture, especially for the SMB market. Please feel free to contact him if you are interested in using data center in Okinawa Prefecture. From 2019, he is also working as a member of "ResorTech EXPO in Okinawa Executive Committee". We would like to introduce Okinawa to everyone as a place of rich nature, history, and startups.

ResorTech EXPO in Okinawa Executive Committee

ResorTech EXPO is an exhibition that promotes innovation and the creation of new businesses from Okinawa with the concept of "resort" x "technology". The number of visitors has increased from 8,000 at the first show to about 15,000 last year. The number of participating companies has also increased from 135 to over 200. ResorTech EXPO and Okinawa Prefecture will provide overseas participants with benefits such as business matching with Japanese partners, a gateway to the Japanese market, a place to conduct demonstration tests, and support for establishing an Okinawa branch.